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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B-
Matoaca is a suburb of Richmond with a population of 2,517. Matoaca is in Chesterfield County. Living in Matoaca offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Matoaca there are a lot of parks. Residents of Matoaca tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Matoaca are above average.
About Matoaca...
Population
2,517

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,097
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Matoaca

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,452
National
$55,322
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Matoaca Reviews

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The town of Matoaca housed is the great county of Chesterfield. is a great place to live. Although it is mostly rural, parts of it definitely have a feel of spacey suburbs. This town borders on the Appomattox River and is less than 15 minutes away from the cities of Colonial Heights and Petersburg, and less than 25 miles away from Richmond, the capital of Virginia. It also gives you great access to I-85, I-95, 288, and 295. The town hosts several historic points. There are changes some underway now and some that have failed such as having one public elementary school which is constantly overcrowded ( will change) , no apartments and no full grocery stores (no change expected). It no longer has any bus routes nearby. However, if you want a taste of what quiet rural life, this is your place.
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Matoaca is very well kept, quiet, and convenient. The residents are friendly and the neighborhoods are nice. It's small, yet spacious.
I love that my parents put me in a area like this honestly , I've made great friends and learned a lot.